RICKY D. A. ROSHELL is completing his Master's degree in Jazz Performance at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a BM in Instrumental Music Education at Baylor University where he studied oboe with Dr. Doris DeLoach.
He is in great demand for his abilities on multiple woodwinds in the Cincinnati and Dallas/Forth Worth area. Although oboe is his primary instrument, he has studied privately on flute, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon.
He has performed with Keller Jazz Orchestra, Dallas Winds, Waco Civic Theatre, Casa Mañana Theatre, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Millenial Choirs and Orchestra.
As a member of the 2014 Lone Star Ambassadors, he played principal oboe on a European tour of England, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany.
As a member of the 2017 Disneyland All-American College Band, he played tenor saxophone and piccolo throughout the parks on a daily basis throughout the summer.
He has performed with jazz greats such as Ron Carter, John Clayton, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Gordon Goodwin, Wycliffe Gordon, Gregg Fields, Jiggs Whigham, Javon Jackson, and Chris Potter.
Aside from his musical endeavors, he also has a background in martial arts. His martial arts accomplishments include two black belts in Korean Taekwondo, a black belt in Filipino Arnis de Mano, and various medals at the state and national level of competition.
When he's not practicing his instruments or working on his kicking technique, Ricky enjoys wrenching on his cars. He enjoys purchasing projects and restoring them to their former glory! Currently, he has a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Z07.